Comments on: Season-Long Hitting Streaks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “Peace, Love, Dopes” Edition | Hire Jim Essian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-11068 Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:04:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-11068 [...] you be more impressed with Xavier Nady if I told you he had a season-long hitting streak under his belt? No? Well, I’m not telling you anything else that’s under his belt, you [...]

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By: JDV http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10987 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:14:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10987 For Bob Hazle, it looks like a timing issue. In July of '57, Braves center fielder Bill Bruton was lost for the season with a knee injury. A couple weeks later, Hazle was called up and given a chance. He hit so well that the Braves moved a guy named Hank Aaron from right field to center field, and Hazle manned right field the rest of that championship season. The following spring, Bruton was back healthy, Aaron went back to right field, and Hazle was the odd man out.

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By: eorns http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10983 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 14:53:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10983 Wow, Hazle's OPS's were 21, 209, 60. That's just insane.

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By: mebejoe http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10973 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:37:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10973 Ooops; my mistake. Hazle did play again. And not too well in 1958.

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By: mebejoe http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10972 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:31:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10972 Check out Bob Hazle, who appears to hold the record for most hits, 54, in 1957, batting .403, without qualifying for the batting title. It was the last season he ever played. His OPS+ was over 200, I think. I always wonder what the story is behind these types of players.

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By: Pete Ridges http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10970 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:42:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10970 That PI page for Glenn Williams (17 for 40: .425) is only post 1901. For what it's worth, Herb Goodall was 19 for 48 (.422) in his brief career in 1890.

Incidentally, records like this may be best written as "most hits with an average of .400+": it would be disappointing if a player missed the list because he didn't make enough outs.

This is one of those cases where the single-season record is [much] bigger than the career record: George Sisler was 257 for 631 (.407) for the 1920 St Louis Browns.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10969 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:27:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10969 Gotcha. Duly noted.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10968 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:15:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10968 The "to start season" option in the streak finder, includes games that began the player's season. It doesn't matter whether his season started in April or September. (If you're only looking for games in the beginning of a season, that option is available in the game finder section.)

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4362/comment-page-1#comment-10967 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:04:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4362#comment-10967 If I understand your logic correctly, you are only capturing streaks for guys who started opening day. What about players who came up mid-year or otherwise missed the start of the season? Or did I miss something in the explanation?

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